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Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

15 Jun 17  News
The amount of money migrants send to their families in developing countries has risen by 51 per cent over the past decade – far greater than the 28 per cent increase in...
‘Legacy’ problems, corruption and unfinished projects mar India’s aid diplomacy

‘Legacy’ problems, corruption and unfinished projects mar India’s aid diplomacy

15 Jun 17  News
India has now moved away from its hands-off approach towards projects under lines of credit to foreign countries, the outcome of which is yet to be seen. In 2012, India ...
Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

12 Jun 17  News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts African leaders Monday for a G20 conference aimed at fighting the grinding poverty driving the mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jun 17  News
Featured tweets, @AdanMohamedCS: Kenya is set to host the 2nd Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in October 2018. [It] will provide a forum to link Kenyan MSMEs to opportunities in the...
The G20 ‘Compact with Africa’ is not for Africa’s poor: The Finance Framework

The G20 ‘Compact with Africa’ is not for Africa’s poor: The Finance Framework

08 Jun 17  News
A key pillar of the G20 Africa Partnership is the ‘Compact with Africa’ (CwA), an initiative within the G20’s finance track, coordinated by the German Federal Minis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 May 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, West Africa Brief Finishing today, in Mauritius: The Commonwealth’s African Regional Consultation on ...
Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

25 May 17  News
In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Present...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 17  News
Selected trade and development event pointers: 7th SADC River Basin Organisation officials’ workshop (22-24 May, Johannesburg) UNCTAD/DTI regional seminar: Bankable Sustainable...
African Development Bank calls for investment in Africa’s future at 52nd Annual Meetings

African Development Bank calls for investment in Africa’s future at 52nd Annual Meetings

23 May 17  News
The 52nd African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings open today in Ahmedabad, India, calling on the need for increased investment in the development of African continent a...
UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

23 May 17  News
UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa convened a high level event hosted by the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Billed as a k...
Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

23 May 17  News
Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently introduced the Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) to measure a country’s dependence o...
UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

23 May 17  News
Promises made for financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals must be promises kept, speakers said yesterday at the opening of a United Nations forum. “The...
Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

17 May 17  News
Shifting international policy landscape heightens uncertainty around prospects for world trade, development aid and climate targets Growth in the global economy has picked up...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 17  News
tralac’s Tarik Oguz examines the latest malicious software code attack Race for supremacy: India, Japan plan alternative to counter China’s OBOR (Business Standard) Away from...
Infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa: Best practices from ten years in the field

Infrastructure financing in sub-Saharan Africa: Best practices from ten years in the field

16 May 17  News
This report is a joint effort of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Africa Finance Corporation, focusing on the climate for infrastructure investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. ...
IMF calls for strong and sound policy measures to restart sub-Saharan Africa’s growth engine

IMF calls for strong and sound policy measures to restart sub-Saharan Africa’s growth engine

10 May 17  News
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged sub-Saharan African countries to implement strong and urgent policy action to boost growth in the region. According to its latest R...
Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

02 May 17  News
The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural...
Africa can drive investment to reduce poverty despite uncertain times

Africa can drive investment to reduce poverty despite uncertain times

02 May 17  News
Africa can create the right fiscal environment through efficient spending and domestic revenue mobilization that will enable both domestic and private investment to flow. Despite ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 17  News
African trade policy processes starting today: alerts from @AUTradeIndustry The AU Trade and Industry 6th Strategic Stakeholders Retreat kicked off today at Premier Hotel in M...
Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

24 Apr 17  News
Even as the global economy begins to strengthen, major risks remain for developing countries and the world’s poor. The World Bank Group retains an essential role in helping ensur...

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